Inge H. Borg

Biography

Born and raised in Austria, Inge H. Borg completed her language studies in London and Paris. To continue her study of French, she accepted a job at the French Embassy in Moscow. After Ms. Borg was transferred to the States, she worked on both coasts, and after several years in San Diego, she finally became a US citizen.

Ms. Borg now lives in a diversified lake community in Arkansas, where she continues to write historical and contemporary fiction. She also published a non-fiction book about Pasha, her cat and his former shelter buddies. Her poetry has been published in over twenty anthologies and was chosen for professionally recorded readings.

All of Borg's books are available in various e-book formats as well as glossy soft-cover Print-on-Demand books from Amazon.

Ms. Borg’s hobbies include world literature, opera, sailing and, of course, devising other plots for future novels.

Please, check out her two fun blogs for more background information, updates and general musings.

Smashwords Interview

While English is not your first language, I found your writing not only flawless, but lyrical as well as humorous, with a spark of mischief. Actually, you know English better than many native-speakers. Tell us about your life.
I am an old Austrian mountain goat (think Heidi), but left home on a long train ride when I was 18 to do the “au pair-thing,” first in London and then in Paris. An opportunity opened up and I worked a year in Moscow at the French Embassy (Talk about intrigues. Perhaps better not.)

I actually vacationed in Sochi (recently of Olympic fame). This is interesting because I left Russia for a great job at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck from where I was transferred to Vienna to help prepare for the Tokyo Games; alas, I had to wait for another 8 years before I got there on a tour.

In Vienna, a new company recognized me as a ‘gypsy’ and sent me to Chicago. After three years, my heels itched and I moved to Boston. Loved that town! However, a former NYC multi-national corporation beckoned and I moved to New Hampshire to join the ranks of “them,” meaning that if you were recognized as one of “them,” the price went up as soon as you entered an antique store.

During another frigid winter, somebody said that I would love San Diego with its good opera and palm trees. That was enough for me...except that my boss cautioned that 'in California, they are all crazy and young.' Heck, I wasn’t even dead yet. Sold my little house, gave the cat away (he rejoined me via American Airlines six months later), and drove my little Opel cross-country. And what a grandiose country it is!

After I managed to buy a townhouse loft in La Jolla, that Jewel of the Pacific Coast, I thought I had died and gone to heaven – I also thought I would never leave it. You know what they say! Okay, it was time to come down from my lofty existence, and I searched the Internet for a little house I might like with high ceilings and a garage. Anywhere on a lake. “Anywhere” turned out to be in the Foothills of the Ozarks. I mean, Arkansas.

Off I went. This time in an older Volvo and with my old cat. House turned out to be perfect. While I am not right on the lake, I look out over a golf course. Alas, once again, it is colder than I had imagined and I dream of warm ocean breezes and tropical islands. Who knows what the future holds. Aren’t you sorry now you asked?
Many of your books include exotic locations and, in your historical fiction novel, faraway times. Obviously, you are a sophisticated lady who has traveled a lot and experienced much hinting of some dashes of intrigue.
Thank you for your kind words. Now that my head is bigger, i.e. swelled, I am only too happy to answer your questions.
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Where to find Inge H. Borg online


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Books

After the Cataclysm
By Inge H. Borg
Series: Legends of the Winged Scarab, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,970. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction
A supervolcano explodes. A ghost ship becomes the battleground for survival. Naunet Wilkins and her husband Jonathan flee, accepting an offer from archaeologist Jabari El-Masri, a fugitive from Egypt. Did he barter his Golden Tablets and his American friends for his own exile? Naunet must translate the ancient curses for a South American billionaire. As another ill-wind blows she finds her answer.
Shadow Sanctuary
By Inge H. Borg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,360. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
Attractive and successful, Monika Lenz has had it. With the city. With her job. With men. A year in the mountains, alone in a cabin, should bring the fifty-year-old back on track. But there are shadows. Foreboding and relentless, they grasp at her and lure her soul deeper into its recesses. Can the elusive Jack MacGreedy pull her back from the abyss she has created in her mind, and in her heart?
Pasha, From Animal Shelter to A Sheltered Life
By Inge H. Borg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,430. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
When the flaming-orange tom was brought to the local animal shelter, he was messy. And he stank. That darn cat never took his eyes off me. They were not quite green and not quite yellow; they were round, and alert, and reflected light like precious stones set in orange gold. ‘Don’t even think about it,’ I told him. I already had two cats.
Edward, Con Extraordinaire
By Inge H. Borg
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction
Edward lives well, drives a racy Jaguar, and charms new lady-friends with panache-on their money. He conquers them freely around San Diego and its well-shod neighboring cities. Fate, however, catches up with him in SIROCCO, Storm over Land and Sea, where he plays a mayor but no longer quite so charming role.
Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea
By Inge H. Borg
Series: Legends of the Winged Scarab, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,520. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Fiction
Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea, is a present-day thriller with tie-ins to the Author's historical fiction saga Khamsin, The Devil Wind of The Nile. As a novel, Sirocco stands alone. Cairo Museum's missing inventories are questioned by Morsi-followers. Director Jabari El-Masri entices Egyptologist Naunet Klein to Egypt to decipher ancient tablets predating the first dynasty.
Moments of the Heart, A Book of Poems and Short Prose
By Inge H. Borg
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
This 40-page volume of poetry and short stories will provide moments of reflection, laughter, and reading enjoyment to those who appreciate the melody of a sentence, the cadence of a rhyme, and the revelation of good prose.
Khamsin, The Devil Wind of The Nile
By Inge H. Borg
Series: Legends of the Winged Scarab, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,150. Language: American English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
This historical fiction saga was selected as an Editor’s Choice in the August 2012 of the prestigious Historical Novels Review. "...Borg’s narrative structure is as supple as it is strong; this is a big book in every way (except in your luggage: it’s a well-designed e-book), sprawling, ambitious, and marvelously executed. It’s enthusiastically recommended.”

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